Marie Kerbeshian serves as the Executive Director & Assistant Vice President of the University of Iowa Research Foundation, the organization that protects and commercializes technology emanating from innovations by University of Iowa researchers. Marie is a Certified Licensing Professional and a registered Patent Agent with the US Patent & Trademark Office. She began her career in university technology commercialization 25 years ago as a transition from post-doctoral research in biology. Prior to joining UIRF Marie ran technology commercialization programs for the Indiana University system and the University of Virginia. She has extensive experience training those new to the field of technology transfer, both in the US and internationally.